Anger over the removal of several trees to make room for a new bocce ball court has prompted an Ohio mayor to announce he's slowing down the project for more study. The court in downtown Warren in northeastern Ohio is an important part of the city's annual Italian-American Heritage Festival, including money raised at the festival for scholarships,...

In 2015, The Enquirer wrote a story highlighting the fact that a statue in Eden Park was actually a gift to Cincinnati from Benito Mussolini. Yes, the Italian dictator. That story was posted to Cincinnati.com nearly five years ago and when it was tweeted out by a local reporter Monday, Cincinnati City Councilman Chris Seelbach responded with a twee...

Monsignor Joseph N. Trivisonno nacque a Cleveland, il 4 maggio del 1894, da Luigi (1869-1941) e Giuseppina (1869-1953). I genitori erano entrambi nati a Ripalimosani in provincia di Campobasso. Luigi e Giuseppina, i genitori, decisero di Monsignor Joseph Trivisonno, il molisano che fece costruire la 1° scuola cattolica italiana in Ohio emigrare dop...

Under the guidance and supervision of Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona, Brian Sweeney has developed a fine reputation as he approaches his third year on the Tribe coaching staff. The former Team Italy pitcher and coach was recently promoted to Cleveland Indians bullpen coach after assisting the pitching coach and the bullpen coach with thei...

Sons of Italy Akron Lodge 685 members held their annual Christmas party Dec. 7 at St. George Fellowship Center. As part of their mission to give back to the community, donations were given to five local charities, said organization officials. Shown are Debi and Ed Rauckhorst, who were awarded the Pete Silletti Award for outstanding service to the A...

A new Italian restaurant opened in Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine this week that features homemade pastas, a wide selection of wines and family recipes. Thunderdome Restaurant Group opened Pepp & Dolores on Tuesday. The Italian restaurant is located at the corner of Vine and West 15th streets. "We’ve always wanted to open an Italian restaurant and we...

Who's to say the effects absentee celebrity chefs have on a city's collective psyche? Yes, you're worthy enough for us to grant you our presence, but temper that excitement – it'll only be for a day. Possibly two. That sort of treatment won't help our inferiority complex any, so maybe a "glass half-full" approach is the way to go. Maybe we should j...

It may only be December, but the Undo's Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival Committee is already preparing for the 2020 event. They are holding a Christmas Gala fundraiser for the festival at Undo's West this weekend. It will feature an Italian dinner, cookie table, dancing, entertainment by Ray Massa's EuroRhythms, and an Italian auction....

Certain entities give a neighborhood that, well, neighborhood feel. A corner bar with well worn floor. A small, family-owned store. A small park, a library, an old church. And an Italian restaurant. Palazzo has been serving this West Side Cleveland neighborhood just a few blocks south of Edgewater Park for several months under the tutelage of owner...

Pat Tiberi was voted by peer CEOs as CEO of the Year in the small nonprofit category for 2019. Pat Tiberi’s story couldn’t be much more American. The son of a steelworker, he grew up in an Italian immigrant family that took its Catholicism seriously. His first job was at McDonald’s when he was 16. He loved playing the trumpet and sports while he wa...